Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

2013 Edition
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Abrams, David B. (1951–)

  • David B. AbramsEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9_1349

Biographical Information

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David Abrams was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on September 6, 1951. He married Marion Wachtenheim in 1981. He has three children, Tanya, Aaron, and Daniel, who passed away in 2008. He holds a B.Sc. (honors) degree in computer science and psychology from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1974), during which time he studied under Alma Hannon (who also taught Joseph Wolpe, Arnie Lazarus, Terry Wilson, and Ray Rosen). Abrams completed his doctorate in clinical psychology under Terry Wilson at Rutgers University, earning his Ph.D. in 1981, and his internship under David Barlow at Brown University in 1979. Joining the new Division of Behavioral Medicine at Miriam Hospital, founded by Michael Follick, Abrams was the first coordinator of the Behavioral Medicine Risk Factors Clinic.

Abrams is currently Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and...

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References and Readings

  1. Abrams, D. B. (1986). Roles of psychosocial stress, smoking cues, and coping in smoking-relapse prevention. Health Psychology, 5, 91–92.Google Scholar
  2. Abrams, D. B. (1995). Integrating basic, clinical, and public health research for alcohol-tobacco interactions. In J. B. Fertig & J. P. Allen (Eds.), Alcohol and tobacco: From basic science to policy (NIAAA alcohol research monograph 30). Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.Google Scholar
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  7. Abrams, D. B., & Follick, M. J. (1983). Behavioral weight-loss intervention at the worksite: Feasibility and maintenance. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 51(2), 226–233.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. Abrams, D. B., Graham, A. L., Levy, D. T., Mabry, P. L., & Orleans, C. T. (2010). Boosting population quits through evidence-based cessation treatment and policy. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(3 Suppl), S351–S363. PMID: 20176308.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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  11. Abrams, D. B., Monti, P. M., Carey, K. B., Pinto, R. P., & Jacobus, S. I. (1988). Reactivity to smoking cues and relapse: Two studies of discriminant validity. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 26(3), 225–233.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. Abrams, D. B., Monti, P. M., Pinto, R. P., Elder, J. P., Brown, R. A., & Jacobus, S. I. (1987). Psychosocial stress and coping in smokers who relapse or quit. Health Psychology, 6(4), 289–303.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. Abrams, D. B., Orleans, C. T., Niaura, R. S., Goldstein, M. G., Prochaska, J. O., & Velicer, W. (1996). Integrating individual and public health perspectives for treatment of tobacco: A combined stepped care and matching model. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 18(4), 290–304.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  14. Abrams, D. B., Rohsenow, D. J., Niaura, R. S., Pedraza, M., Longabaugh, R., Beattie, M. C., et al. (1992). Smoking and treatment outcome for alcoholics: Effects on coping skills, urge to drink, and drinking rates. Behavior Therapy, 23(2), 283–297.Google Scholar
  15. Abrams, D. B., & Wilson, G. T. (1979). Effects of alcohol on social anxiety in women: Cognitive versus physiological processes. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 88(2), 161–173.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  16. Cobb, N., & Abrams, D. B. (2011). E-cigarette or drug-delivery device? Regulating novel nicotine products. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(3), 193–195.Google Scholar
  17. Mabry, P. L., Olster, D. H., Morgan, G. D., & Abrams, D. B. (2008). Interdisciplinarity and systems science to improve population health: A view from the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(2 Suppl), S211–S224.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  18. Niaura, R. S., Rohsenow, D. J., Binkoff, J. A., Monti, P. M., Pedraza, M., & Abrams, D. B. (1988). Relevance of cue reactivity to understanding alcohol and smoking relapse. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 97(2), 133–152.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  19. Villanti, A. C., Vargyas, E. J., Niaura, R. S., Beck, S. E., Pearson, J. L., & Abrams, D. B. (2011). FDA regulation of tobacco: Integrating science, law, policy and advocacy. American Journal of Public Health, 101(7), 1160–1162.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthThe Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at LegacyWashingtonUSA